6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.18%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 88.95%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.18%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 3.39%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 4.46%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 2.32%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.18%



Games Explorer by Microsoft

Remove gameux.dll
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


gameux.dll has 9 known versions, the most recent one is 6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455). gameux.dll is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. The average file size is about 1.82 MB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 3.85 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 11.39 MB.

What is gameux.dll?

The Games folder is more than just the central repository for games on your computer. In Windows 7, the Games folder offers game updates, statistics, news feeds, and more.

About gameux.dll (from Microsoft)

The Games Explorer in Windows 7 was redesigned to satisfy both casual and hard-core gamers alike. You can now elect to get software updates and news feeds for installed titles. The Games Explorer also


File name:gameux.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Games Explorer
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\gameux.dll
Original name:gameux.dll.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of gameux.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'RichGameMediaPropertyStore Class' with CLSID {ECDD6472-2B9B-4b4b-AE36-F316DF3C8D60}
  • 'GameUX.RichGameMediaThumbnail' with CLSID {4E5BFBF8-F59A-4e87-9805-1F9B42CC254A}
  • 'Games Folder' with CLSID {ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83B1-96B02CFE0D52}

VersionsAll file variations of gameux.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
d17393e9f0a42e20d2e7307a142b2f34 50b9cc802b305be4d8693e9d90cae5dace5a4da9 2.4 MB
64e211e0fdfce4d186df58bb7d0503bc 8bf1f31b71c7ec220e2672f459bae96558c400c1 2.46 MB
9a75518600fba10980ee94267ca98489 e382d47ff9a6209eeed5ea9cd3d7d367fa001b63 1.62 MB
26b6560630b66187efc49995642683d4 60d99b2b3b6e496c983cc21f16ca8e543a0ef6d3 1.61 MB
f2db8923dbf9491bc7d387e305505cf5 d5555bfe84979ddd0b170e93358a71a94d014f16 1.84 MB
a65bcee890b5256bb9bdc8e365eb0dd2 b487f5e392d924dbcae426463238f99e58a75939 1.61 MB
94a92ade4bb64e24c668645f5b9a6fca ea07032d83cd9edd3a8577e278c3399e98cc59a8 1.62 MB
9b8f915f1da844b94700868520c239ed 4bb545b6377f366b89ad2ba793aab04289bc5691 1.62 MB
9c92bdbd4b2930de83053d851d90b409 2bd87c393d2f38a45369a873cee209dbb2d51495 1.62 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 76.25%
Windows Vista Home Basic 9.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 7.25%
Windows Vista Business 5.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.75%
Windows 7 Professional 0.25%
Windows Developer Preview 0.25%
Windows Vista™ Home Premium 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 66.67% of Games Explorer.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 28.76%
Hewlett-Packard 19.61%
Sony 13.07%
Toshiba 11.76%
Gateway 10.46%
ASUS 6.54%
Acer 4.58%
Lenovo 1.74%
Intel 1.31%
American Megatrends 0.65%
Packard Bell 0.65%
Samsung 0.65%
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